A novella. Illustrated by Keith Parkinson.
A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive.
Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to break, both Abby and Zedd are caught in a desperate fight to save the life of a child... but neither can escape the shadow of an ancient betrayal.
With time running out, their only choice may be a debt of bones. The world – for Zedd, for Abby, for everyone – will never again be the same.
Discover why millions of readers the world over have elevated Terry Goodkind to the ranks of legend.
Terry Goodkind's first novel, Wizard's First Rule (1994), established him immediately as a major voice on the epic fantasy scene. Subsequent books in the Sword of Truth series have climbed steadily up the national best seller lists.
Goodkind was born and raised in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker, violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world. In 1983 Goodkind moved to the forested mountains he loves. There he and his wife, Jeri, live.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2007-10-07)
Debt of Bones is a short story and it's almost like a prequel to The Sword of Truth series. In my opinion this story is quite entertaining and it's definitely a lot better and more interesting than the recent books. Debt of Bones is a good choice if you want to read light fantasy.
Written by Emmi (2011-07-22)
I never had any interest in reading beyond Wizard's First Rule, but I did wonder about Debt of Bones so I picked up a copy. I really enjoyed it. It was intruiging from the start and had a neat little twist in the end. It also brought to light some interesting points that just didn't quite fit into the first book that were good to know. It was also a quick read - I downed the whole thing from start to finish in about 2 hours.